By Staff writer
First cousin of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed enjoyed recent success at Meydan
A member of Dubai’s royal family has purchased a colt at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales of two-year-olds and horses of racing age in Florida for $575,000.
The sale set a new record for the highest-priced horse in a June sale at the event, surpassing the $525,000 paid for Conquest Top Gun in 2013.
Local website Ocala.com reports that Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, a first cousin of Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, bought the Scatt Daddy colt (consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds) through a phone bid.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum recently won the UAE Derby with Mubtaahij, a Group 2 flat horse race on Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan racecourse. The same horse finished fourth behind Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes.